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Manager, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Peel Health

Salary Range:  $75,769-$94,712
This is an Interim Role and Salary subject to Final Approval
Location: 44 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
Position No.: 06 - 451
Date Posted: December 5, 2006 (Noon)
Date Removed: December 19, 2006 (Noon)

The Department, Division and its Strategy

Working within the Public Health Department and reporting to the
Director of Communicable Diseases, you will support the Division's
mandate to provide immunizations, vaccine distribution, case management
and health promotion related to vaccine preventable diseases and
management of the Division's tier two call centre for professional and
public inquiries.

The Team You Will Lead

The Manager will directly supervise a team of reporting Supervisors
that deliver a full range of Vaccine Preventable Disease
Services.  Indirect reports will include Public Health Nurses,
Public Health Inspectors, Registered Nurses, Health Promotion Officers
and Administrative Support staff.  

Your Role

You will manage the delivery of the Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Program and the monitoring of its performance.  You will provide
leadership for the range of Public Health Services related to case
management, provincially mandated immunization programs and vaccine
distribution, vaccine preventable disease investigations and associated
school or child care facility outbreak management. 

The Manager is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and
evaluating standards set out under the Ministry of Health Mandatory
Programs and Services Guidelines and Regulatory Interventions defined
under the Health Protection and Promotion Act and Immunization of
School Pupils Act.  This position will be accountable for accurate
reporting of Mandatory Program indicators, trends, gaps and service
delivery and proactive planning to increase Mandatory Program
compliance in key areas.  This will also include developing roles
and objectives, performance indicators and standards. 

You will be required to develop mechanisms that deliver accurate,
timely data and related service indicators which meet standards set by
the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  Major data systems
include Immunization Record Information System, Vaccine Ordering and
Inventory, Contact Data Base for Health Professionals and integrated
Public Health Information System.  This position must report on
compliance Standards for Vaccine Preventable Diseases through the
Director of Communicable Diseases.

You will recruit, coach, motivate, train and evaluate reporting staff
while ensuring efficient and effective utilization of resources. 
You will provide guidance on technical and human resource issues
arising from operating supervisors and ensure consistent applications
of both Regional policies/procedures are applied.  You will work
closely with the Associate Medical Officer of Health for vaccine
related medical consultations, program policy and approvals of a highly
technical nature. 

You will assist with developing operational policies and procedures
related to the management of vaccine preventable diseases and outbreak
control specifically those affecting child care centres and
schools.  You will lead the development and approval of
communication and major health promotion campaigns to ensure consistent
public health messaging and promotions within the Section.  You
will provide direct input into the development, monitoring of the
Department's Service Strategy Business Plan and Best Action Plan. 
You will also participate on departmental, inter-health unit and
interagency committees.

You will be required to provide on-call services on a rotational basis.  

You will require a thorough knowledge of the specialized areas of
health planning, communicable disease management, vaccine preventable
diseases and epidemiology.  You will require a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing Degree with advanced leadership preparation combined with a
minimum of five years direct frontline supervisory experience. 

You must be a strategic thinker in order to assist with setting
Divisional priorities and goals.  You will be results oriented and
customer/client focused.  You must demonstrate the ability to
lead, manage and motivate a highly skilled professional team of
Supervisors.  You will require knowledge of Regional
policies/practices, Provincial legislation/standards and have excellent
skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation.  The
successful incumbent will demonstrate strong facilitation,
presentation, research and analytical skills.

Your exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written) are
needed to function as a key liaison between Peel Public Health, the
office of the Medical Officer of Health, stakeholders, the
general  public and health professionals. Your strong problem
solving skills are required to resolve issues that arise from the
complexity of the work handled in this area.  Your ability to
build and maintain partnerships, negotiate and resolve conflict with
external/internal clients and stakeholders is a key function of this
position.  Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills
including budget preparation and expenditure monitoring is a key
function of this position.  An aptitude in epidemiology is an
essential skill required to understand the complexity of the issue and
to report on it.  Political astuteness is required.  

To pursue this attractive leadership opportunity, please apply online
to and complete the attached Q&A,
competency profile and psychometric assessment.

The Region of Peel, and equal opportunity employer, appreciates all
responses.  Only candidates under consideration will be contacted;
however, all internal applicants will be kept apprised of their
application status.